Martin Phipps

Martin Phipps (born 1 August 1968) is an award-winning British composer, who has garnered critical acclaim for his work on numerous film and television projects. Having read drama at Manchester University, Phipps enjoyed early critical success with Eureka Street, and went on to score the BBC period dramas North and South and Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen for which he was recognised with the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score. Phipps scored Low Winter Sun for Channel 4, starring Mark Strong and Brian McCardie and Persuasion, the most recent ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, as well as Grow Your Own, a feature for Warp Films. He also scored the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Andrew Davies. Phipps was then commissioned to score the BBC's most recent Oliver Twist adaptation, for which he was recognised with the Ivor Novello Award 2008 for Best Television Soundtrack. Phipps went on to score the Rowan Joffe helmed drama, Hurndall for Talkback Thames followed by Wallander for Yellow Bird/Left Bank Pictures, starring Kenneth Branagh, for which he was recognised with the BAFTA Craft Award 2009 for Best Original TV Score.


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